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Subj: Re: Continuity
Posted: Tue Feb 26, 2008 at 02:16:52 am EST (Viewed 1 times)
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Posted: Mon Feb 25, 2008 at 07:18:13 pm EST

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> What I think is a problem with Marvel these days is the question of
> continuity. When I first read Marvel comics in the 70s what struck me
> was that what happened in one title (f.i. FF) mattered in another one
> (f.i. DD). All those books made up one big universe.
> Today we have nothing of this.

That's patently false.

> We have a Spider-Man who is full-time member of the New Avengers. We
> have a Spider-Man who in Marvel Adventures is a teenager in love with
> Liz Allen. We have a Spider-Man who is a 30 years old teenager who
> wants to be fed cookies by his elderly aunt. We have a Spider-Man who
> is father of a teenager. We have an Ultimate Spider-Man who whatever.
> What all these worlds connects nobody knows.

Could have sworn practically everybody knew.

> Same for X-Men, FF, Avengers. Nothing matters anymore. If something
> does not stick, rectify it (and be it with magic). There is no risk,
> so there is no fun.

Nothing has really changed in this regard, except, it used to be that there was no risk. Today there is risk aplenty.

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> Nothing has really changed in this regard, except, it used to be that there was no risk. Today there is risk aplenty

I don't know what you mean by "risk". The status quo gets set back to zero almost every time. The dead return to life, the Baxter Building gets rebuilt, Iron Man regains control of his company, etc.

DC and Marvel's universes are essentially static, no dramatic change ever seems to stick. So Steve Rogers is dead, how many people really believe that is going to stick? Heck, didn't Joe Q say early on that "dead is dead"? How quickly did he backpedal from that when writers like Joss Whedon wanted Colossus back?

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